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USS Edmonds (DE 406)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - Y - G
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Mount Vernon"
Pre-Cold War Radio Call: "Imperial Y"
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 4 stars - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row: National Defense Service Medal w/ star - Korean Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star
Third Row: Philippine Liberation Medal w/ 1 star - United Nations Korean Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Class: John C. Butler
Type: WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1350 tons (light), 1745 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 cal. DP guns (2x1), 4 - 40mm AA (2x2), 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21" TT, 1 Mk10 Hedgehog, 8 Mk6 Depth Charge Projectors, 2 Mk9 Depth Charge Stern Racks
Complement: 14 / 201
Edmonds (DE406) Building and Operational Data:
01 November 1943: Keel laid at the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
17 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Faith Edmonds Campbell, mother of Aviation Ordnanceman Edmonds
03 April 1944: Commissioned at Houston, Tex., Lcdr C. S. Barker, Jr. in command
31 May 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2 years and 2 months of service
28 February 1951: Recommissioned and homeported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
March 1959: Assigned to NRT, 13th Naval District at Portland, Ore.
April 1965: Decommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, Cal.
15 May 1972: Struck from the NVR with a total of 16 years and 4 months of service
28 September 1973: Sold for scrapping to the General Metals Co. of Tacoma, Wash.
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||17 December 1943: Houston, Tex. - A photo of the Christening Party for Edmonds as they prepare for the launching.
||undated postwar image
||circa 1951 - 1952: Edmonds shown shortly after recommissioning. (per crewmember Everett Womack; in 1952 all the 40mm AA guns were removed with the exception of
the one directly forward of Mt. 52)
||circa 1957 - 1958: Edmonds shown while serving as a Naval Reserve Training ship commanded by Bob's Dad, Lcdr A.G. Crawford.
||1958: King Neptune, his Queen, and the Royal Baby visit with Edmonds' skipper during an Equator Crossing Ceremony. (click here or on photo for more ceremony photos)
||Edmonds in dry dock at Mare Island, Cal. just prior to decommissioning in April 1965. I was part of the crew of about 40. Prior to
decommissioning she was stationed at Treasure Island. Her last cruise was to Esquimalt, Canada for a Naval Reserve training exercise.
MM3, Engineering Yeoman
||undated: Edmonds is shown passing Point Loma outbound from San Diego. This appears to be a ship portrait from Marine Photos of San Diego, Cal.
|View the USS Edmonds (DE 406) DANFS history entry located on
the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
2010 Reunion: 2nd week of October at San Diego, Cal.
Dual Reunion with USS Walton (DE361)
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